Tuesday, February 27, 2018

january 2018//

If January was any indication of how this year will be, I am truly in for it. There were points in the month that felt so laid back and relaxed only to be overwhelmed and overworked the next. 
making restorations January 2018//

Monday, February 26, 2018

husband's 29th birthday!

I think Tom and I both got the best gift this year for his birthday with getting extra time together. Tom was able to fly in last Thursday (on his actual birthday) and stay until today. So we got to enjoy a long weekend together. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday Favorites 02.23.18

I don't know about you guys, but I've got a weekend to go enjoy,
 so let's make this short and sweet with just a few favorites from the week.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

winter 2018 clothing budget

This may be my winter budget, but this winter has been a fairly warm in the South. I've barely had the opportunity to wear the cold weather gear I already have. So I picked up just a few staples and items that will carry over into spring.

Monday, February 19, 2018

a not so long weekend

happy monday!
Philadelphia over Valentine's weekend. Boston the weekend before. Let's just say I was very much looking forward to this past weekend being a quiet one at home, getting to sleep in my own bed. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Favorites 02.16.18

This was a tough week, coming back late and jet-lagged to a mountain of work. Just one last hurtle for the day, I have a conference to attend. I've been annoyed all week about the fact that I've been mandated to attend, but now that I'm suffering from dehydration (they don't allow us to have water during the 7+hours we are clinic), I'm actually looking forward to because it will be a break. 
Friday Favorites 02.16.18
On that cheery note, here are a few favorites from this week...from when I wasn't too exhausted to enjoy life a little. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

101 in 1001: Update #4

I've been so looking forward to this update. I've crossed quite a few more items off my 101 in 1001 list, both big and small. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day...by the Numbers

Am I the only one who wishes that Valentiene's Day could forever be like grade school where we all put paper valentines into decorated cardboard boxes? Instead we grow up to become cynical adults that think of Valentine's Day as the cheesiest holiday. Personally, I'm always on board with celebrating love in all of its forms. 
I may have been apart from my Valentine today, but overall Valentine's Day 2018, or rather the two weeks I've spent celebrating it, was filled with love. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

a rainy day Philadelphia Valentine

Last year, we celebrated love day in the big apple with an NYC Valentine. The year before, we were in Boston. And this year we celebrated in Philadelphia. It’s become an inadvertent tradition to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a different city every year and this makes for one very happy love day. But this year in Philly was extra special because...
Valentine's Day Philadelphia

Monday, February 12, 2018

Mütter Medical Museum

This is what happens when your Valentine wants to take you somewhere special, but you're kind of into some weird stuff so you end up at a museum of medical oddities. Learning about conjoined twins and shrunken heads may not fit everyone's date list, but I thought that it was the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day. 
Mütter Museum

Saturday, February 10, 2018

dear february

dear february, please slow down. You are already too short and I want to make the most of you, but you're zipping right by. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday Favorites 02.09.18

happy friday dear ones. 
Boy am I thankful to be saying that. It felt like I was trying to climb Everest all week so I'm always happy to take a few moments to sit down and reflect on the positives. Here are my five for this week, what are yours? 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Pie Hearts

Stress Baking + Stress Eating = BFF's
pie heartsWoke up this morning and started going over today's to-do list, at which point I immediately needed a few "me" moments. Its been one of those weeks where nothing I did felt enjoyable, more like everything was a chore that I needed to get done. And while the week is coming to an end, the to-do list is as long as ever. So on a whim, I decided to carve out a little time for myself this morning to de-stress doing one of my favorite things...baking. 
pie hearts
 Best part of this recipe is how completely simple and quick it is. I had time to make it, bake it, eat it, and share it all before my morning class and a full day of clinic today. If you're always on the go like me, but want a little something special to add to your list of treats, this is it. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

rotations rotations

Dental school has never felt as real for me as it has these past few days. I checked off a big hurtle with passing a practical I'd been struggling with. I nailed down my exam date for the second part of the national board dental exam. And I've been challenging my clinical graduation requirements AKA taking exams with live patients. But what's felt most tangible is the fact that my dental school has started to release our rotation schedule.